Social Change (Book)


Leveraging Change

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Among our colleagues and the associations we have formed, e.g. Pegasus Communications and Society for Organizational Learning, the first question people often ask is:

“What resources do you have that can get me started learning about Systems Thinking?”

In response to this need, Michael Goodman has designed for beginners and anyone seeking re-enforcement of Systems Thinking an interactive web-based course, “Applying Systems Thinking and Common Archetypes to Organizational Issues: An Introduction to Systems Thinking.”

Sherry Immediato, Managing Director of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), was also instrumental in developing the original materials.

There are a number of options for individual and teams on how you can use this content and learn from it:

  1. Individuals can select to purchase a complete interactive web based version of this course for $299 set up by AST partner, ISEE Systems. This version is self-paced, takes 40-60 hours to complete, and provides you a 6-month license. To register for this program, or to request coaching and instruction from an AST consultant/coach contact us.
  2. We can customize this content for any company, team or learning organization. When considering customized content, we recommend you skim articles relevant to your goals in our Resource Library. Our customized programs draw from the extensive experiences of Michael and David in work with their clients. To learn more about how to purchase an organizational license or a license for customized content, contact Michael Goodman.

    Through any form of participation, individuals will:

    • Develop an understanding of Systems Thinking and its applicability to collective inquiry, problem-solving, and decision-making.
    • Learn a new language to communicate more effectively about complex problems.
    • Develop skills for analyzing problems, identifying higher leverage solutions, and recognizing both the intended and unintended consequences of choices.
    • Enhance skills for having productive conversations about complex, controversial issues.

We suggest you read all the articles at Introductory Articles to Systems Thinking prior to taking
the course.